Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. So are our emotions in the presence of great art or music or literature, or acts of exemplary selfless courage such as those of Mohandas Gandhi or Martin Luther King, Jr. The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.
Don’t fear the infamous brussels sprouts! They are amazingly tasty in the super simple fall dish.
Apple Roasted Sprouts
Ingredients Fresh Brussels Sprouts A Crisp Apple 1/2 an Onion Olive Oil Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions Cut off ends and slice brussels sprouts in half. Dice onion and apple into pieces about the same size as sprouts. Arrange in a 9x13 pan or cookie sheet and sprinkle with olive oil and salt and pepper. Roast in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes or browned.
The onions caramelize, the sprouts turn crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, and the apple make the dish pop. You’ll never think about brussels sprouts the same way again!
Love this idea, mostly because fresh herbs are crazy expensive and I never use them all up before they go bad: chop up your herbs and stick them into an ice cube tray, then cover with olive oil and freeze.
Toss a cube or two into your pan whenever you’re in need, and presto: fresh herbs, all winter long.
The September Equinox 2012: September 22, 14:49 (or 2.49pm)
Mabon, another name for this Equinox, is the second of three harvest festivals and a time to reflect on the what this year has given us. I often call this the “Witches’ Thanksgiving,” and celebrate with a full Thanksgiving meal. As we move closer to this date, start to make note of what you’ve accomplished, the good and the bad things that have come into your life over the past year, and how you want to address those things - either with a spirit of thanksgiving, or with and energy to change.
This is also a time of balance. Just as it was at the Spring Equinox, day light hours and the hours of night’s darkness are equal. Take time this month to center yourself and mirror the balance of the equinox in your life. Remind yourself to play as hard as you work and love even if you find yourself angry.
This month’s birthstone is the Sapphire.
The colors are those of the changing leaves: Rusted Orange, Burgundy, and Browns.
Seasonal Fruits include:
Apples Brussels Sprouts Cabbage Figs Pumpkins Squash Sweet Corn Tomatoes
Incense: Sage and Myrrh
Let yourself be swept away in the magick of the coming Fall…
I’m not one to promote products that often, but this is literally the best cup of tea I’ve had in ages - and it SCREAMS fall. It has it’s own sweetness, no sugar needed, and the most perfect cinnamon flavor.
Let it steep extra long, no bitter taste to worry about in this herbal tea.
A cup of this on a cool autumn day just can’t put you in the fall mood more. Get in touch with the season and try it out!